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Odishatv Bureau

Jaipur/Bhubaneswar: Domestic cricket legend from Mumbai Amol Muzumdar has been appointed as the batting coach of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

Amol Muzumdar will be joining Head of Cricket Zubin Bharucha and bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule for Rajasthan’s first camp before the league.

“We are proud to have Amol Muzumdar on board as the team's batting coach. His record on domestic circuit speaks for his greatness. The young batsmen will get so much to learn from him and develop their skills. Amol and Sairaj both bring skill, experience and vehemence that will surely drive the energy of the team in the right direction," said Head of Cricket of the team Zubin Bharucha.

"These are exciting times for a batsman. Twenty20 has completely changed the contours of the game. The skill-sets are different, the game is more happening. There is never a dull moment. As a coach one has to constantly innovate and adapt while guiding the youngsters acquire new batting skills and keeping the basics of the game intact at the same time. It is a role I am excited about," said Amol Muzumdar.

Muzumdar made his first-class debut for Mumbai. Playing the pre-quarterfinal against Haryana, Muzumdar racked up 260, setting a world record for the highest first-class score on debut.

In 171 first class matches, Muzumdar has scored a staggering 11,167 runs at an average of 48.13 runs with 30 hundreds and 60 half centuries.

Rajasthan Royals will play its first game of IPL season 11 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11 while their first home game will be played at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur against Delhi Daredevils on April 11.


(With agency inputs)

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